While dynamic programming languages like PHP and Python dominate Web engineering, the signs that they are breaking Java and .Net's hold on the enterprise are less clear. Forrester recently reported that PHP claims the highest instance of open source use within enterprises, at 57 percent penetration. But it's also the case that the bulk of enterprise software spending goes to Java and .Net-based software. Who is winning? Perhaps both are.Matt goes on to provide an insightful analysis of how these technologies are being adopted in the modern enterprise, and what it means to all of us.
News: PHP and Perl Crashing the Enterprise
PHP, Perl, and other scripting languages are making dramatic inroads in the enterprise, standing side-by-side with traditional technologies like .Net and Java. Is your enterprise willing and ready for adoption? Canonical's Chief Operating Officer and open source evangelist Matt Asay writes:
- Posted by: Eugene Ciurana
- Posted on: February 18 2010 10:09 EST
- Perl? by Nikita Ivanov on February 18 2010 12:13 EST
- Caveat Emptor... by Denis Robert on February 18 2010 12:35 EST
- Re: PHP and Perl Crashing the Enterprise by Bozhidar Bozhanov on February 18 2010 13:09 EST
- PHP and Python Crashing the Enterprise? by Mani Doraisamy on February 19 2010 02:27 EST
- Re: PHP and Perl Crashing the Enterprise by MIKE JASNOWSKI on February 19 2010 16:04 EST
- Crashing the brain ? by Antony Stephens on February 20 2010 19:41 EST
- Re: PHP and Perl Crashing the Enterprise by shawn spencer on February 22 2010 15:42 EST
I'm sure there is another "analysis" indicating that Cobol is taking no prisoners and Fortran is making a huge came back in Enterprise software... :) Regards, Nikita.
I'm not overly fond of Perl, partly because those who can really make it shine tend to forget little things like code readability, documentation and commenting, which leaves a mess for the next guy to interpret (if you have made any significant use of Perl you have come across that weird obfuscated, undocumented, unreadable line of code that looks like line noise). And if you aren't the type who can make Perl code look like line noise and perform operations of almost magical nature then odds are your code won't be any better performance wise than if you coded in something else, like PHP or Python.
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There is an important distinction to be made between purchases of packaged software and in-house (or outsourced) software development. While PHP no doubt is gaining ground in packaged applications, due to Web CMSes and the like, I see no evidence that the Enterprise as a whole is adopting PHP as a development language. As for Perl, it's still the exclusive domain of sysadmins in the Enterprise, where it's been for years.
The enterprise suffers enough of low quality - no need to be "penetrated" by a goto language.
Looks like the title in both the articles are wrong. It should have been "PHP and Python Crashing the Enterprise". Both the job trend and article suggests PHP and Python not Perl.
Perhaps an unfortunate title, but when I saw it I thought, "An article on PHP and Perl apps crashing..." probably being too literal.
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Says who - PHP developers ? a CEO of company who wants to sell his php - perl- python consulting services? Whatever...